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Christopher Szabo

Digital Journalist based in Pretoria, South Africa. Joined on Mar 19, 2009
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Op-Ed: Assaults on Hungarian journalists hushed up – why?

Budapest - In the widespread coverage given to demonstrations against an unpopular tax in Hungary, one thing is missing; the assaults by demonstrators on at least three TV crews covering the demonstrations.

Missing Mozart sonata discovered by accident

Budapest - A Hungarian scholar has accidentally come across an original score by Mozart which had been thought lost since the maestro wrote it in the 18th Century.

Boy finds ancient Chinese sword in river

Shanghai - An ancient sword has accidentally been discovered by an 11-year-old boy playing in a river in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province.

Nazism joined Communism 75 years ago and we still pay the price

Uzhorod - 75 years ago, my Uncle Elemér was condemned to death when Germany’s Adolf Hitler and Russia’s Josef Stalin became allies in a pact that would directly lead to the Second World War and many other horrors.

Rubik, Kertész receive top Hungarian honour

Budapest - Nobel Prize-winning author Imre Kertész and world-famous inventor Ernő Rubik have received Hungary’s highest state order, the Order of Saint Stephen.

Ancient Viking sword to go under the hammer

London - A very rare Viking sword from the 11th Century that could have been at both the Battle of Stamford Bridge and at Bannockburn is to go on auction at Christie’s in London.

Holocaust hero finally gets his due in Hungary

Budapest - A soldier whose actions saved some 200,000 Hungarian Jews has finally been recognised in Hungary, 70 years after the event.

Dalai Lama concerned about all global issues Special

Pretoria - The Office of Tibet in South Africa has celebrated the birthday of the country’s spiritual leader, Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the 14th Dalai Lama, as well as introducing the new Representative, Nangsa Chodon.

Controversy reigns over South African presidential inauguration Special

Pretoria - South Africa has witnessed its fifth presidential inauguration since the advent of democracy in the country with President Jacob Zuma being re-instated as president for a second term.

UN forces repel rebel attack Special

Goma - A rebel group has attacked the United Nations’ Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, injuring three South African soldiers, one badly and triggering a counter-strike.

Key trial of alleged Hungarian Communist war criminal opens

Budapest - The first-ever top-ranking former Communist official to be charged has appeared in a Budapest court charged with war crimes relating to the shootings of dozens of civilians in the aftermath of the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

South Africa remembers worst wartime sea disaster Special

Pretoria - As the world marks the centenary in 2014 of the outbreak of World War One, South Africans are commemorating those who lost their lives 97 year ago in one of the country’s worst maritime disasters during that war.

South African Air Force committed to African peace and security

Pretoria - The Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Lieutenant General Zakes Msimang, has stressed the country’s commitment to bringing peace and security to the African continent.

Angela Lansbury on this year's honours list

London - Popular actress Angela Lansbury, best known for her role in the murder mystery television show, Murder, She Wrote, is to be made a Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in this year’s New Year’s honours list.

War in Central African Republic: The human side of the story Special

Bangui - In war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) the former Séléka rebels have been wreaking havoc up and down the country by looting and instituting a rule of terror and total chaos, resulting in the flight of entire populations.

Photo Essay: Security tight at Mandela Lying in State Special

Pretoria - The area around the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa’s executive capital, is in effective lockdown with South African Police Services (SAPS) and the military highly visible everywhere.

World mourns Mandela while Central African Republic bleeds

Bangui - While the world watches one point on the African continent as South Africa mourns its great president, in Central African Republic a humanitarian tragedy is unfolding.

Op-Ed: A South African view —Mandela was a great statesman, but no saint

Pretoria - When I got up Friday morning and heard the news that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, had passed way, I was surprised at my own reaction, which was quite mixed.

Hungary moves towards opening Communist spy files, 23 years on

Budapest - Twenty-three years after the end of Communism in Hungary, the country has taken a tentative step towards opening the secret files of the era to the public, the last former East Bloc country to do so.

Women feature in South African Remembrance Sunday Special

Johannesburg - The Johannesburg City Council held its 93rd consecutive Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph over the weekend, remembering the oft-forgotten service of women.
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